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Used Hatchbacks $15K and up

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2011 Volkswagen GTI

With delightful driving dynamics, a well-constructed interior and excellent safety scores, the 2011 Volkswagen GTI zooms past ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 9.0
Critics' Rating: 9.2
Performance: 9.0
Interior: 9.2
Cost to Own: 9.0
Safety: 9.7
Reliability: 4_0
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2012 Nissan Leaf

The 2012 Nissan Leaf is environmentally friendly, but a lot of car buyers may find its limited range and cramped interior hard to live with. Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 8.9
Critics' Rating: 8.1
Performance: 8.0
Interior: 7.7
Cost to Own: 9.4
Safety: 9.3
Reliability: 5_0
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2012 Toyota Prius

The 2012 Toyota Prius has excellent fuel economy, lots of cargo space and a long list of standard features, though reviewers agreed that it lacks agility. Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 8.8
Critics' Rating: 8.9
Performance: 7.6
Interior: 7.5
Cost to Own: 9.3
Safety: 9.3
Reliability: 4_5
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2013 Toyota Prius

The 2013 Toyota Prius offers plenty of interior space and fuel economy that can’t be beat, but ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 8.7
Critics' Rating: 8.7
Performance: 7.5
Interior: 7.2
Cost to Own: 9.2
Safety: 9.3
Reliability: 4_5
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2012 Toyota Prius c

Critics said the 2012 Toyota Prius c isn’t especially fast or thrilling to drive, but is a solid choice if you’re after an incredibly fuel-efficient small car. Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 8.7
Critics' Rating: 8.7
Performance: 6.5
Interior: 7.0
Cost to Own: 9.4
Safety: 10.0
Reliability: 4_5
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2012 Volkswagen Golf

With reviewer-liked engines and sporty, composed handling, the 2012 Volkswagen Golf is a formidable choice among small cars. Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 8.7
Critics' Rating: 9.1
Performance: 8.3
Interior: 8.7
Cost to Own: 9.2
Safety: 9.7
Reliability: 3_5
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2013 Chevrolet Volt

The 2013 Chevrolet Volt can go farther than most plug-in rivals on electric power alone, but reviewers pointed out that it has limited passenger and cargo space. Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 8.5
Critics' Rating: 8.5
Performance: 8.2
Interior: 6.5
Cost to Own: 9.4
Safety: 9.6
Reliability: 4_0
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2014 Mazda Mazda3

Test drivers said the redesigned 2014 Mazda3's sharp handling and strong engine choices make it a joy ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 8.4
Critics' Rating: 9.6
Performance: 9.3
Interior: 7.6
Cost to Own: 9.2
Safety: 9.7
Reliability: 2_5
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2013 Honda Fit

The 2013 Honda Fit offers an impressive amount of space for both passengers and cargo, as well ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 8.4
Critics' Rating: 9.1
Performance: 8.1
Interior: 8.7
Cost to Own: 9.3
Safety: 8.3
Reliability: 3_5
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2013 Lexus CT Hybrid

The 2013 Lexus CT Hybrid gets great fuel economy, but test drivers were critical of its underpowered engine and lackluster cabin materials. Read full review »

Used Car Scores
Overall: 8.4
Critics' Rating: 6.9
Performance: 6.8
Interior: 6.5
Cost to Own: 8.8
Safety: 10.0
Reliability: 5_0
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2013 Nissan Leaf

Automotive writers liked that the 2013 Nissan Leaf has strong acceleration and drives much like a gas-only car, but its limited battery range maybe be a deterrent ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 8.4
Critics' Rating: 8.1
Performance: 7.7
Interior: 7.5
Cost to Own: 9.5
Safety: 9.0
Reliability: 4_0
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2012 Mazda Mazda3

Reviewers were impressed with the 2012 Mazda3’s attractive interior, nimble handling and available Skyactiv engine. Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 8.4
Critics' Rating: 9.3
Performance: 9.0
Interior: 7.7
Cost to Own: 9.2
Safety: 9.2
Reliability: 3_0
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2014 Volkswagen Golf

Test drivers reported that the 2014 Volkswagen Golf has sharp handling, a premium interior and lots of cargo space, but the base model gets poor fuel economy. Read full review »

Used Listings For Sale:
Used Car Scores
Overall: 8.3
Critics' Rating: 8.5
Performance: 8.1
Interior: 8.6
Cost to Own: 8.9
Safety: 9.7
Reliability: 3_0
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2013 Ford Focus

Test drivers were impressed with the 2013 Ford Focus for its athletic handling and tastefully appointed cabin. Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 8.3
Critics' Rating: 9.3
Performance: 8.4
Interior: 7.5
Cost to Own: 9.2
Safety: 9.0
Reliability: 3_0
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2013 Mazda Mazda3

Reviewers said that sharp steering and athletic handling make the 2013 Mazda3 a lot of fun behind the wheel. Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 8.3
Critics' Rating: 9.0
Performance: 8.8
Interior: 7.5
Cost to Own: 9.2
Safety: 9.2
Reliability: 3_0
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2013 Volkswagen Golf

An available diesel engine gives the 2013 Volkswagen Golf great fuel economy, and reviewers praised its posh interior and controlled handling. Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 8.3
Critics' Rating: 8.9
Performance: 8.0
Interior: 8.6
Cost to Own: 8.9
Safety: 9.7
Reliability: 3_0
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2012 Audi A3

Reviewers said the 2012 Audi A3 offers well-rounded performance, a premium interior and a large, versatile cargo area. Read full review »

Used Listings For Sale:
Used Car Scores
Overall: 8.3
Critics' Rating: 8.5
Performance: 8.7
Interior: 8.0
Cost to Own: 8.8
Safety: 10.0
Reliability: 3_0
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2011 Audi A3

The 2011 Audi A3 has a lot to offer: a TDI diesel trim with impressive fuel economy, outstanding safety ratings, fun driving dynamics and a well-crafted interior. ... Read full review »

Used Listings For Sale:
Used Car Scores
Overall: 8.3
Critics' Rating: 8.4
Performance: 8.8
Interior: 8.0
Cost to Own: 8.9
Safety: 10.0
Reliability: 3_0
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2013 Audi A3

Reviewers were pleased with the Audi A3’s classy interior, powerful engines and balanced ride, but they noted that its infotainment controls can be hard to master. Read full review »

Used Listings For Sale:
Used Car Scores
Overall: 8.2
Critics' Rating: 8.3
Performance: 8.5
Interior: 7.9
Cost to Own: 8.7
Safety: 10.0
Reliability: 3_0
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2013 Toyota Prius Plug-in

While reviewers appreciated the 2013 Toyota Prius Plug-in’s excellent fuel economy, they were let down by its lackluster performance and cheap cabin materials. Read full review »

Used Car Scores
Overall: 8.2
Critics' Rating: 7.2
Performance: 6.6
Interior: 7.2
Cost to Own: 9.1
Safety: 9.3
Reliability: 4_5
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